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A Parent’s Guide to Safer School Supplies

Posted by movenden on August 16, 2009

FYI, The Center for Health, Environment and Justice has just released this guide to the most common back-to-school supplies made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl), as well as suggestions for safer, PVC-free alternatives. I found it especially helpful to see the list of non-PVC lunch boxes (starting on page 9). Get the guide.

The Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies

Keep the Poison Plastic Off Your Back-to-School Shopping List!

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is proud to announce the release of our Back-to-School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies to help you make healthy shopping choices that are safer for your kids, your community and the environment. Many children’s school supplies, such as lunchboxes, backpacks and binders, are often made out of PVC—a toxic plastic that is dangerous to our health and the environment. This guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of toxic PVC and suggests safer PVC-free products in over 20 product categories.

Get the guide here.

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One Response to “A Parent’s Guide to Safer School Supplies”

  1. pgandrews said

    Reusablebag.com has great cloth lunch bags of all different shapes and sizes. They are sturdy and best of all can be thrown into the laundry if they get dirty. Those vinyl lunch boxes are a real pain to clean. They can start to get very stinky.

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